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Spiritual Direction support, training and guidelines

Alongside a team of those working in the field of spiritual direction training, the Retreat Association has produced a set of Spiritual Direction Guidelines.

Who are these guidelines for:

These Guidelines are available to download and may be adapted for your own use – please acknowledge any alterations or additions that you make to the original document and include a reference to the original.

Training in Spiritual Direction

The Retreat Association holds a list of local training courses in Spiritual Direction – please contact us to request this information.

Spiritual Direction Forum – Join the conversation

There is currently the possibility of holding a National Forum for Spiritual Direction. See this page for further information and to give your feedback.

Online Conference for Spiritual Direction trainers February 2021

The Retreat Association holds a conference every two years for those who are responsible for training others in Spiritual Direction. This includes opportunities for ongoing training and sharing expertise.

Documents from the last conference can be downloaded here


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